Husband, wife killed in Markham stabbing; suspect in custody

Gabriel Tyson Sr., 68, and Carmella Tyson, 65, were stabbed about 4:29 p.m. in the 16600 block of South Sawyer Avenue, officials said.

SHARE Husband, wife killed in Markham stabbing; suspect in custody
A child was fatally shot June 25, 2021, in Burbank.

Two people were stabbed to death Aug. 31, 2020, in Markham.

Adobe Stock Photo

A man was taken into custody in connection with the fatal stabbing of a husband and wife at their home Monday in south suburban Markham.

Officers responded to a well-being check about 4:30 p.m. at a home in the 16600 block of Sawyer Avenue and saw someone laying in the living room area, Markham police said.

Authorities made their way inside and found a man dead with multiple stab wounds, police said. While searching the home, officers found a woman unresponsive in a bedroom with stab wounds.

The couple was identified as Gabriel Tyson Sr., 66, and Carmella Tyson, 65, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled their deaths homicides.

A 21-year-old man who was found in another bedroom sitting in a chair was taken into custody, police said. He is the pair’s family member and was also living at the home.

There are no other suspects at this time, police said, and charges are pending.

The Latest
To say that the sports-video gaming world has been in a decade of darkness is an understatement. Eleven years to be exact.
Some Democrats issued statements of strong support for the vice president, others stayed mum, for now — with just weeks to go before the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Chicago on Aug. 19.
Thorpe lowers ERA to 3.03 in fifth straight start with 2 or fewer runs allowed.
In Vance’s book, “Hillbilly Elegy,” he famously describes the misery of the white working class in Appalachia and goes on to blame and sneer at those people for their plight.